You have probably seen Daisy Mae on your island and had the opportunity to buy some turnips from her. She then explained that you can buy the turnips every Sunday and sell them during the week at Nooks Cranny. If you forget to sell them then they start rotting the next Sunday so Saturday 10 PM is your last change to sell them.
So far so good. But how can you actually get rich with turnips? Here are a few tips to get you started.
1. Use a turnip calculator
The turnip calculator of nooknet.net will help you to find out what trend your island turnips prices will go for that week and when you should sell them. The turnip price changes twice a day. There is a price from 8:00-11:59 AM and one from 12:00 PM – 10:00 PM. So you should visit Nooks Cranny twice a day to check for buying prices and enter them in the turnip calculator. You don’t have to register and it‘s completely free.
When to sell turnips
The diagram below the fields will tell you when you can expect a high price and how long it will stay. It can also show you that a way higher price will follow even though it is already, lets say, at ~150 bells. In the screenshot above you can see one week that peaked at 571 bells – a gain of 533%!.
The calculator has a low effort but can lead to high gains as long as you don’t have a decreasing trend. You will notice it by Thursday and should then continue with the second tip in this article.
2. Go to other island with high buying prices and sell your turnips there
Another approach is to sell your turnips on other islands with high buying prices. Your best resource for that kind of trading is the Turnip.Exchange. It is easy to use and you can quickly find islands that have high turnip prices. The only downside is that you have to wait quite a while until you get your turn. But when it‘s your turn, you‘ll be rich!
Turnip.Exchange has a queue system that allows only a small amount of people to be on the island at the same time. So the queue can have 30 users waiting while only 4 people will get the Dodo code to enter the island. Then one after the other will get the code to visit the island and sell the turnips.
Some island will require you to leave a small commission of one or two bags of 99k bells. But since a high price can give you multiple million bells it‘s a small price to pay.
Now what if you have a good price on your own island? You should then make use of the third tip to earn some additional bells:
3. Invite visitors from other island and earn a commission
In case you have a good price you can use Turnip.Exchange to invite people to your island. It will allow others to sell their turnips and you can earn a commission for ever visitor.
Simply go to Turnip.Exchange and post your island in the listing. After filling out the form and entering your Dodo code you are ready to let other people come to your island.
Even if you don’t set a fixed commission your visitors may still leave a bag or more of 99k bells. That will allow you to earn more bells than you already have on that day.
Make sure to use a LAN adapter with your Nintendo Switch because your connection can easily drop with many people on your island and it will disconnect all of them. You will then also have to create a new Dodo code and update your listing.
4. Search for high prices on Twitter
Twitter is the perfect spot to find other user that just got a high price and are eager enough to share their success to the world. And some open their island to let others join.